Geek's Jalamento Cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by geek with fire, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Disclaimer: This recipe is a variation of a pimento cheese recipe shown on Diner's Drive-ins and dives. Search FoodTV for the recipe if you like.

    I really like pimento cheese, and have always wanted to make a smoked version. I thought just smoke on its own would overwhelm most recipes so I spiced it up a bit. Basically replaced the pimentos with jalapenos and sweet relish.

    1 Lb Sharp Cheddar
    1/2 Lb Colby
    1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
    1/2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
    1 Tbl Sweet Relish
    1/2 cup minced jalapenos
    1 cup mayo

    Cold smoke the cheese the night before. I like to use cherry wood for this recipe, but any mild wood would be fine. The next day, grate the 2 cheeses and hand blend in a large mixing bowl. The jalapenos are better if you use fresh and roast over coals. Remove the seeds, membrane, skin, and mince fine. Hand mix the remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour for the flavors to meld.
    Use as you would any other recipe, but I like to do the following:
    Spread mixture on a tortilla and lay a straight line of sweet pickles. Roll the tortilla tight and wrap with foil. Place the roll in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Then slice and serve. See below....enjoy:

  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent post Josh, simple, tasty, and it has eye appeal. Points to you my friend.
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like some tasty pinwheels, Josh. Thanks for sharing this easy idea for snacks!
  4. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look really nice. My wife LOVES pimento so I'm going to try and make some of these to surprise her. Hope I still have enough smoked cheese left from this winter! [​IMG]
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome thanks for sharing

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